Apocalypse DLC detailed for CoD:Black Ops II

Yesterday, Activision teased us with a quick look at Call of Duty: Black Ops II Origins, but didn’t shed any light on what exactly it was. Today, we have all the details.

While Kingsley wanted it to be a Queen tribute, this new video is actually for the last batch of Call of Duty: Black Ops II DLC, as promised in the game’s Season Pass. Turns out that Origins is just one element of the new pack, titled Apocalypse, which also bring with it four diverse multiplayer maps, detailed here:

  • Pod: A failed utopian community from the 70’s has left stacks of dilapidated residential pods nestled into an abandoned cliff side in Taiwan. Its residents long gone, the modernist compound now hosts frenetic combat as players must run atop the pods, as well as navigate their multi-tiered interiors for a strategic edge.
  • Frost: Fresh snow meets explosive gunpowder in this snow-capped European city, where the bridge over a frozen canal separates it into two sides, requiring players to employ multi-level traversal strategies to outsmart and ultimately outshoot their enemies.
  • Takeoff: Fans of “Stadium” from the original Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC will find themselves at home on “Takeoff.” Marooned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, this remote launch site is all about close-quarters combat, combining tight corners with open spaces for intense encounters.
  • Dig: An adaptation of the fan-favorite “Courtyard” from Call of Duty┬«: World at War, where two archeological dig sites in Afghanistan become the perfect playground for combatants eager for hectic, unceasing confrontations. Treyarch, has retained the spirit of “Courtyard” with two major chokepoints, a wide open layout and raised platforms, but has provided fans with a fresh take on the multitude of paths.

…but I know (and so do the developers) that you’re really here for the zombies – and that’s where Origins comes in. Promising “the most horrifying and imaginative” Zombies experience that we’ve seen in a Call of Duty release to date, you’ll meet up with the four original heroes of the first ever Zombies map. Tank, Nikolai, Takeo and Rictofen are now in a World War I-era France, recreated with a dieselpunk feel. Of course, there’s more than a few zombies thrown in, overrunning fields and trenches… and there’s some mysterious and ancient ruins to explore.

Want in? Mark your calendars, Call of Duty: Black Ops II Apocalypse DLC hits Xbox 360 on August 27th for an exclusive period (probably a month), beofre PS3 and PC versions are released. Oh, and there’s more Avenged Sevenfold music in this one, too.

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